Question 1

 

Dear Dr. Chartrand:
Can you tell us about the effect pH has on our health? My pharmacist says that the human body self-regulates pH.
—M.B.

Dear M.B.:
Your body's pH (potential hydrogen) is arguably the most important health status marker, yet is virtually ignored in mainstream medicine today. On an algorithmic scale of 1.0-14.0. a pH of 7.0 is the center-point between acid and alkaline. A body pH of 7.40-7.45 is where optimally healthy bodies will be found.

But because the American diet consists primarily of over-processed, microwaved, irradiated, degermed, genetically-modified, and synthetically-fortified foods—coupled with chronic dehydration—we have a population in acidosis state. True, the body attempts to self-regulate pH, but can do so only if the body has live, bio-available nutrition and appropriate hydration. Additionally, one's citric acid cycle (aka Kreb's cycle) must be fully functioning—it's breakdown contributes to acid reflux and nutritional deficiencies that cause neuropathies.

Chronic diseases arising out of acidosis are: Cancer, type 2 diabetes, insulin-inspired obesity, osteo-arthritis/porosis, car-diovascular disease, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathies, multiple sclerosis, acid reflux, gout, Alzheimer's, hypoxia (low oxygen), to name but a few. These same conditions clear up, tumors shrink, pain & inflammation subside, and oxygen levels rise to 98+% when we achieve pH 7.4.

Because the American diet is so inferior compared to the pre-microwave era, all forms of chronic disease have risen by 5-19 times over the course of the last 35 years. What's more, these are expected to double again by the year 2020, unless we dramatically reverse current dietary, treatment, and lifestyle challenges.

There are proven ways to raise one's pH, and overcome even the worst cases of chronic disease—without drugs, without surgery, without suffering life-robbing pain. These will be the sub-jects of upcoming columns.

Note: The above is intended only as consumer education, and is not meant as medical diagnosis or treatment of individual cases.

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Max Stanley Chartrand, Ph.D. (Behavioral Medicine) serves as Associate Professor of Behavioral and Health Sciences, and as a Healthcare Consultant for SIRCLE Occupational Therapy, 1941 Lake Ave., Pueblo, CO, 719-696-8275